An argument gone awry apparently led to a physical altercation involving a wooden stick or pole on March 29.
Following a birthday party on Karen Drive, David Badger and Travis Peak engaged in a front-yard dispute allegedly prompting Badger to locate a wooden stick and begin beating Peak about the head.
Deputies responded to the altercation and found Peak to be unconscious and suffering from what appeared to be extensive head trauma. Travis Peak was rushed to Naples Community Hospital where he has remained since the incident.
Badger was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.
Last week, on April 7, Peak succumbed to the injuries that he received. As a result, the charges have been upgraded to Second-Degree Murder.
David John Badger (DOB 01/13/1981) remains in custody at the Collier County Jail.
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